Indian software-outsourcing giant Infosys named outsider Salil S Parekh as CEO, ending the company’s search for a new leader after previous head Vishal Sikka quit following criticism from a group of founders, according to Bloomberg.
The outstanding efforts of Bosch IT head Elmar Pritsch and his team have not gone unnoticed. The trade journals CIO and Computerwoche named the 48-year-old executive “CIO of the year” in the large company category at its gala in Munich.
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun is stepping down after more than three decades at the company, saying that he’s making way for new leadership amid a corruption trial surrounding the de facto chief, according to Bloomberg.
Adel B. Al-Saleh (53) will become new Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Telekom and CEO of T-Systems on January 1, 2018. Adel succeeds Reinhard Clemens, who will, as was already announced, leave DT.
HT Management Board member Marija Felkel emphasizes the need for constant investing in knowledge and education, and the strongest domestic telecom operator is constantly doing it. She notes that development programs derive from the needs of the business realized through the HT Academy, Technical, and Marketing, enable our employees to inspect the latest trends and achievements in these segments.
Ericsson has appointed Niklas Heuveldop to be Head of Market Area North America, effective September 12, 2017. In addition to his current role as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Technology & Emerging Business, he has also been Acting Head of Market Area North America since May 2017. He will now, on a permanent basis, lead the organization of approximately 11,500 employees in serving Ericsson’s customers in the United States and Canada with industry-leading technology and services.
Alphabet Inc. is forming a new holding company designed to finalize its evolution from Google, the web search giant, into a corporate parent with distinct arms that protects individual businesses in far-flung fields like health care and self-driving cars, according to Bloomberg.
We continue with our big topic of GDPR regulations, and the answers to this topic were given by the Director of the Data Protection Agency Anto Rajkovača. According to him, AZOP will get some new powers as well, and the Agency continuously undertakes a series of measures and actions focused on organizational and personnel staffing and on providing sufficient resources to be ready to carry out all its tasks.
Apple hired two former Sony television executives who oversaw the development of acclaimed shows like “Breaking Bad” and “The Crown,” further evidence that the technology giant is getting serious about producing its own video programming, according to Bloomberg.
CIOs have a major role to play in preparing businesses for the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on business strategy and human employment, according to Gartner. They predicts that by 2022, smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in tasks within medicine, law and IT.
Dell EMC announced the results of a new study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The study revealed that a majority of senior IT leaders and decision-making managers of large companies surveyed around the world indicate their organizations have yet to fully embrace the aspects of IT Transformation needed to remain competitive.
Toshiba temporarily canceled all meetings and decisions related to the sale of its memory chip business to address concerns raised by an industry partner Western Digital, according to Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter.
Ericsson will book as much as 15 billion kronor ($1.7 billion) in extra costs in the first quarter as new CEO Borje Ekholm cuts back the wireless network maker after four straight quarters of declining revenue, according to Bloomberg.
Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital) have gathered more than 130 companies from traditional industry sectors through its GoingDigital programme between 27 February and 1 March within the framework of GSMA Mobile World Congress and 4YFN.
Most healthcare CEOs believe it’s harder for businesses to gain and keep trust in the digital world, citing cyber threats as a growing concern and breaches in data security and ethics as the number one risk to stakeholders’ trust.
Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited (TCTSL) has launched the digital transformation roadmap at Mobile World Congress. The idea behind that report is to enable Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to derisk their transformation journey.
British technology startups are beginning to stress out over Brexit, according to Bloomberg. Initially confident their industry wouldn’t be harmed by Britain’s break from the European Union, U.K. tech entrepreneurs are now girding for a bevy of challenges.
Apple has hired Timothy Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon’s Fire TV unit, as a vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing and shifted the executive who previously held the job to a spot negotiating media content deals, according to Bloomberg. The move suggests a renewed focus on the Apple TV and on providing more content for the device, an effort that has been stalled in the past by failed negotiations.
Only 5 percent of large U.K. companies say their boards include directors with expertise in information technology or cyber security, even though the vast majority identify hacking and other digital threats as serious risks, a report showed.
Alphabet re-hired Yoky Matsuoka to oversee technology at its Nest Labs smart home unit, snapping up the robotics and artificial intelligence expert after she recently left Apple, according to Bloomberg. As Chief Technology Officer, Matsuoka will work closely with Nest's engineering and product teams to define a long-term technology roadmap.
Microsoft is asking U.S. officials to grant exceptions for law-abiding, visa-holding workers and students from President Donald Trump’s immigration order, channeling the outrage expressed by many in the technology industry with a proposed solution, according to Bloomberg.
Siemens introduced Jim Hagemann Snabe, a 51-year-old veteran of software house SAP, as its next chairman, scheduled to take effect next January, according to Bloomberg. The move makes sense as Siemens seeks to adapt its 19th-century industrial heritage to the 21st century, says William Mackie, an analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux who rates the company a buy.
Canada’s technology community is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to snap up industry workers caught in U.S. President Donald Trump’s sweeping border crackdown, saying embracing diversity drives innovation and the economy, according to Bloomberg.